nula.cc: source of the nula filecasts http://nula.cc/index.php source of the nula filecasts nula rss.php en-us editor@nula.cc (Lloyd Dunn) http://nula.cc/lib/img/nula-128.gif nula.cc: source of the nula filecasts http://nula.cc/index.php 128 128 source of the nula filecasts nula.cc nula is the source of a series of filecasts, each consisting of an assemblage of sounds, images, or words, made available for download, sharing, commentary, and further manipulation. nula filecasts consist of field recordings, found material, and the like, put together in such a way as to form a unique new work. since there is a tendency here to let the work speak for itself as much as possible, the only way to really know about nula is to experience the works yourself. nula.cc editor@nula.cc no Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 57837 qobustan nula http://nula.cc/

57837 qobustan.

In the land around Baku, truck tires dredge ruts that pool spontaneously with natural bitumen that seeps up through the soil. Mysterious gasses burble up through mounds of gray mud, and the placid surfaces of dead ponds are disturbed by a constant effervescence. And strewn over the land, an army of oil derricks, arrayed like gigantic mosquitoes, are sucking the black blood of the earth.

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In the land around Baku, truck tires dredge ruts that pool spontaneously with natural bitumen that seeps up through the soil. Mysterious gasses burble up through mounds of gray mud, and the placid surfaces of dead ponds are disturbed by a constant effervescence. And strewn over the land, an army of oil derricks, arrayed like gigantic mosquitoes, are sucking the black blood of the earth. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57837 http://nula.cc//57837 6:56 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57826 notes from yunnan nula http://nula.cc/

57826 notes from yunnan.

My journey to the Yunnan province of China resulted, not only in the collection of photographs comprising the previous filecast, but also the following selected recordings which I collected at various spots along the road, together with brief text descriptions.

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My journey to the Yunnan province of China resulted, not only in the collection of photographs comprising the previous filecast, but also the following selected recordings which I collected at various spots along the road, together with brief text descriptions. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57826 http://nula.cc//57826 5 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57800 tea and horses nula http://nula.cc/

57800 tea and horses.

I recently traveled in the Yunnan region of China, a culturally rich region which abuts Myanmar and Tibet, and is the site of the historic Tea Horse Road. (I hope these images as they stand — an arbitrary number of inscrutable impressions — serve as a key to my as yet undigested experiences there.)

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I recently traveled in the Yunnan region of China, a culturally rich region which abuts Myanmar and Tibet, and is the site of the historic Tea Horse Road. (I hope these images as they stand — an arbitrary number of inscrutable impressions — serve as a key to my as yet undigested experiences there.) Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57800 http://nula.cc//57800 122 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57777 light and snow nula http://nula.cc/

57777 light and snow.

I seem to be walking through a foggy 19th-century photograph, a displaced daguerreotype on display in a snow globe. The naked trees reach up like strokes of faded ink and the wind struggles to uproot them, to make them fly like the crows who circle the chimneys and and swing around the rooftop antennas in hectic, whirling orbits. …

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I seem to be walking through a foggy 19th-century photograph, a displaced daguerreotype on display in a snow globe. The naked trees reach up like strokes of faded ink and the wind struggles to uproot them, to make them fly like the crows who circle the chimneys and and swing around the rooftop antennas in hectic, whirling orbits. … Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57777 http://nula.cc//57777 653 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57727 dark passage nula http://nula.cc/

57727 dark passage.

In cities such as this one, which lies somewhat to the north, there is a salient grimness to the brace for the coming winter, and one sometimes feels that the day has had scarcely enough time to get its wind before its charging rays start to slip away, and the night begins to fall.

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In cities such as this one, which lies somewhat to the north, there is a salient grimness to the brace for the coming winter, and one sometimes feels that the day has had scarcely enough time to get its wind before its charging rays start to slip away, and the night begins to fall. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57727 http://nula.cc//57727 6:18 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57711 syzygy nula http://nula.cc/

57711 syzygy.

I dream of a film-noir cityscape as if Fritz Lang had directed with de Chirico as his set designer. Hounded in its streets, I am chased, I am nabbed. The full moon is at periapsis. In the dead of night I awaken to find its pale blue light shining hard on my face through the open curtains.

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I dream of a film-noir cityscape as if Fritz Lang had directed with de Chirico as his set designer. Hounded in its streets, I am chased, I am nabbed. The full moon is at periapsis. In the dead of night I awaken to find its pale blue light shining hard on my face through the open curtains. Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57711 http://nula.cc//57711 9:44 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57702 adrift nula http://nula.cc/

57702 adrift.

Can you smell the dusty confinement of attics, the chilly, vaguely menacing, breath of dank cellars, the damp and worm-eaten pages of long-stored books, the sour smell of a stack of old magazines that have not been able to stretch themselves open in a great while, like a cleansing yawn after a deep sleep? …

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Can you smell the dusty confinement of attics, the chilly, vaguely menacing, breath of dank cellars, the damp and worm-eaten pages of long-stored books, the sour smell of a stack of old magazines that have not been able to stretch themselves open in a great while, like a cleansing yawn after a deep sleep? … Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57702 http://nula.cc//57702 673 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57690 evanescence nula http://nula.cc/

57690 evanescence.

We listen as a failing fluorescent tube in a hotel bathroom somewhere struggles against time to keep the mercury vapor glowing as its cathode undergoes its final moments. The recording is passed through a number of convolutions, making it a poignant swan song for an age of excited gasses.

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We listen as a failing fluorescent tube in a hotel bathroom somewhere struggles against time to keep the mercury vapor glowing as its cathode undergoes its final moments. The recording is passed through a number of convolutions, making it a poignant swan song for an age of excited gasses. Sat, 29 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57690 http://nula.cc//57690 9:39 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57680 vigil nula http://nula.cc/

57680 vigil.

Warily we watch as a re-alignment slowly takes form, first noted only in our peripheral vision, but lately much hardened as it comes into focus. A harbinger of an unsettling period to come, unknowable, with an incipient sense of promise, hand-in-hand with its mischievous twin, dread.

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Warily we watch as a re-alignment slowly takes form, first noted only in our peripheral vision, but lately much hardened as it comes into focus. A harbinger of an unsettling period to come, unknowable, with an incipient sense of promise, hand-in-hand with its mischievous twin, dread. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57680 http://nula.cc//57680 9:43 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57674 marktkirche nula http://nula.cc/

57674 marktkirche.

The late Gothic Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen (where Handel was baptized) stands on Marktplatz facing the Roter Turm in Halle. As the afternoon wanes, vendors begin to close up shop once the tower clock chimes the hour to the tune of the Westminster chimes, thought to be taken from Handel’s Messiah.

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The late Gothic Marktkirche Unser Lieben Frauen (where Handel was baptized) stands on Marktplatz facing the Roter Turm in Halle. As the afternoon wanes, vendors begin to close up shop once the tower clock chimes the hour to the tune of the Westminster chimes, thought to be taken from Handel’s Messiah. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57674 http://nula.cc//57674 8:30 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57664 long shadows nula http://nula.cc/

57664 long shadows.

A persistent atmosphere derived from eight looped fragments of field recordings, which are combined with one found excerpt from a scene that takes place in a clockmaker’s shop, aspires to evoke the expressive light and long shadows of a late summer’s day’s late afternoon.

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A persistent atmosphere derived from eight looped fragments of field recordings, which are combined with one found excerpt from a scene that takes place in a clockmaker’s shop, aspires to evoke the expressive light and long shadows of a late summer’s day’s late afternoon. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57664 http://nula.cc//57664 9:36 sound, experimental, collage, audio art
57651 cold fire nula http://nula.cc/

57651 cold fire.

The mountains are a place where the bones of the earth rise up out of the soil and the surface of the land towers over itself. At night, the clouds hang like a cold fire smoldering in the moonlight, the deathly glimmer of that frigid, distant sphere.

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The mountains are a place where the bones of the earth rise up out of the soil and the surface of the land towers over itself. At night, the clouds hang like a cold fire smoldering in the moonlight, the deathly glimmer of that frigid, distant sphere. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0100 http://nula.cc/57651 http://nula.cc//57651 8:17 sound, experimental, collage, audio art